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March 08, 2012

Two Degrees Uses WSO2 Carbon Middleware to Capture One-Sixth of New Zealand Market
By Carolyn J Dawson
TMCnet Contributor

Two Degrees Mobile Limited is a mobile provider in New Zealand that is leveraging products from the WSO2 Carbon open source middleware platform to provide its mobile customers with an excellent experience. By leveraging these WSO2-enabled services, 2degrees has been able to quickly draw customers from bigger and more established mobile networks in New Zealand. In the three years since 2degrees has commenced, it has gone on to register close to 800,000 subscribers which is around one-sixth of New Zealand’s entire population.

In a release, WSO2 Founder and CEO Dr. Sanjiva Weerawarana said, “With more than three decades of telecom industry experience, the 2degrees management team understands the role of innovative services in building a loyal customer base and driving market leadership. We are excited by 2degrees’ success in using our WSO2 Carbon middleware products to deliver the groundbreaking Web services that have powered its rapid rise, from start-up to one of New Zealand’s top mobile providers.”

When 2degrees commenced its operations, it immediately implemented the WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus (WSO2 ESB) to take charge and manage both internal and customer-facing Web services within its service-oriented architecture (SOA). This enabled 2degrees to create and offering new mobile services within a period of eighteen months. Users from all over New Zealand immediately saw the value of those WSO2 ESB-enabled services and started signing up. The number of subscribers increased at a rapid pace and the goals set by 2degrees were surpassed by a large margin.

2degrees Software Development Manager Neeraj Satija said, “We’ve grown our customers much faster than we could have ever predicted, and that has required us to significantly accelerate the rollout of new services and the technology to support them. With WSO2 Carbon, we’ve found a strong middleware platform that is enabling us to deliver the innovation, high volume and high performance required to be a mobile market leader.”

Edited by Rich Steeves


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